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Synonyms of monkey in English:


  • 1 the monkeys scampered up the trees
    simian, primate, ape
  • 2 you little monkey! See rascal
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    primatology the branch of zoology concerned with monkeys and apes


    make a monkey (out) of
    she made a monkey out of Clark in front of his friends
    make someone look foolish, make a fool of, make a laughingstock of, ridicule, make fun of, poke fun at
    monkey with
    don't monkey with those switches
    tamper with, fiddle with, interfere with, meddle with, tinker with, play with
    informal mess with
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